This is going to be a Glass Half Empty kind of post. Sorry, but Gus had to be ripped out of my arms this morning at daycare. This happens so rarely that it always shocks. Even a lover of daycare can be rocked to the thought, "Maybe staying at home isn't that bad?"
I've decided to approach my WIP like a credit card debit. I'm not the kind of person that likes to have a huge WIP list. 3 is my max. I don't know how to juggle more, and I'm amazed with other lists (I know who you are). Take a gander and look at my list. OK, let's talk about it. I'm going to be honest, I'm a liar (Mom says I exaggerate, but she's being nice. Just call me a liar). The List isn't accurate. I'm not far off, but I'm still lying to myself. Just add to the List a Ripple Blanket & Lizard Ridge. I'm not adding my G-Rocks sock because those are more for sanity. But those socks are the reason I'm coming clean. The 2 blankets used to be like the G-Rock socks. They had no real deadline, but that's the problem. They sit in bags, and taunt, laugh & curse at me. There's also another blanket that I'd love to start, but I'm not doing that until Lizard & Ripple are folded and stuffed under the bed.
Here's Knit Debit list that will be tacked to the fridge. Just like credit debit, I'm tackling one at a time and then moving on. Sure I'm a bit of a whore, so I won't trick myself into becoming a monogamous knitter. I couldn't work on the Ripple during Heroes. I need to look at the blanket while I work, but I'm not missing one second of Adrian Pasdar. Enter G-Rocks. I have 4 more Lizard Ridge blocks before I can seam that bugger together. Check. I have the right front & sleeves of the Ribby Cardi before I can flirt with a new cardigan. Check. Then let's discuss the NYC shawl. That will be the last one to be crossed off the Debit list, and it may make me a One-Knit Woman.
I'm trying to not get excited about new knits. Good thing Summer IK preview hasn't gotten my panties in a knot. I'll take the knee sock patterns, and maybe the Notre Dame sweater. I found some Cotton-Ease this weekend. I need some comments from Ms. Pink. She our resident CE expert. Does CE shrink? Why are the colors so dull? Love the Taupe & Charcoal. I'm thinking of making the KPS cardigan out of one of those colors. I also bought some Peaches & Creme in honor of Earth Day. I'm making some mesh shopping bags & more dishrags. But not until that Debit List is marked up!
Side note: Our mother remembers the exact day that I was given sugar as a kid (I was 2 and they were about to bring Other Sister home from the hospital. A neighbor gave me one small cookie). This is a common picture that shows up in our email when Gus stays with them. Apparently once you become a Grandparent, all the Parent Rules fly out the safety locked window. She's always making Gus pudding, cookies and scooping ice cream each time his chubby foot enters their house.